Topics: Dion Hibdon

Video: 1997 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 9, 2014

Dion Hibdon's final day tally of 11 pounds, 12 ounces was enough to give him a 1-ounce victory over B.A.S.S. Nation angler Dalton Bobo. Classic XXVII (27) was held Aug. 7-9, 1997, at Logan Martin Lake, Ala.

Video: 1994 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 6, 2014

Bryan Kerchal, 23, of Newton, Ct., ignored the odds to become the only "amateur" to claim the coveted Bassmaster Classic champion title and the $50,000 prize that accompanied it. The 24th annual Classic was held July 28-30, 1994, in High Rock Lake, N.C.

The best who never won a Classic

Feb 17, 2013

For every Rayo Breckenridge, Jack Hains or Jack Chancellor (who all won a Classic yet are mostly unknown to young fans), there's a Roland Martin, Bill Dance or Jimmy Houston who have earned almost all the accolades but never picked up the big hardware.

One name, three titles

Feb 13, 2013

The name is Hibdon. Two of the titles (Classic championships) belong to Guido, 1988 on the James River, and Dion, 1997 on Logan Martin Lake. Guido’s grandson and Dion’s son, Payden, has a Junior title. He won the Junior Bassmaster World Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes in 2006.

Closest Classics

Feb 7, 2013

The Bassmaster Classic is the Super Bowl of bass fishing, and like the Super Bowl it's sometimes a nail biter and sometimes a blowout.

Curse of the Classic local

Jan 30, 2013

Baseball had the Curse of the Bambino and still has the Curse of the Billy Goat. In fishing, there's the Curse of the Bassmaster Classic Local Favorite.

The Classic champions

Feb 20, 2012

Once a Bassmaster Classic champion, always a Classic champion. It's one of those things that truly can't be taken away from you. These anglers know what it means to hoist this trophy and be introduced as a world champion.

Jill Hibdon, ex-wife of Classic champ, killed in car accident

Dec 9, 2011

As part of one of fishing's most famous families, Jill Hibdon was wife of one Classic champ, daughter-in-law to another and mother of a Junior champion.

KVD-JVD: A new kind of competing duo

Mar 10, 2011

There have been father and son duos competing at fishing's top level. In this article, you can read about Kevin VanDam and his 22-year-old nephew, Jonathon taking on the 2011 Elite Series together, making them competitors.

Ten keys to winning (or losing) a Classic

Feb 17, 2011

A lost Manhattan tourist approaches a New York City local and asks him "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" The grizzled native responds, "Practice, practice, practice."

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